Push Press Heavy set of 10 "Clothesline" AMRAP 12: 2 Push Presses (115/80) 2 Toes to Bar 2 Box Jump Overs (24/20) 4 Push Presses (115/80) 4 Toes to Bar 4 Box Jump Overs (24/20) 6 Push Presses (115/80) 6 Toes to Bar 6 Box Jump Overs (24/20) … Up by 2’s Until Finish
*Both are Repeats from September 26, 2018* The push press is the focus of this two part workout. Athletes will first build to a heavy set of 10 before choosing a weight in the workout that they could complete 20+ repetitions unbroken when fresh. In “Clothesline”, the reps will continue to increase by 2 reps until the 12 minutes is up. There is no need to stand to full extension on the box jump overs. ## THE WHY The two common overhead movements that involve the legs are the push press and the push jerk. The push press involves athletes driving the weight from the shoulders to overhead with no re-bend of the knees. The push jerk involves the same motion, except this time athletes can re-bend the knees to receiving thee weight. When athletes get tired during the push press, you’ll often see them re-bend the knees, as that is path of least resistance once the upper body tires. There is place for both movements, but today let’s make sure that all reps are push presses and not push jerks.